What Are You Reading?

Hey guys. Sorry it has been a few days since I posted. My sleep, or lack there of, has been ruling my life. Saturday night I got 2 hours of sleep and it has been extremely stressful. I couldn’t go to church passed sacrament meeting on Sunday because I got a migraine and couldn’t take it any more.

I’ve been trying to read a little more or at least listen to audiobooks as part of my strategy to get tired.  What have you been reading?  I would love to hear some recommendations.

Please share in the comments section.  Sometimes it can be so tough to find new books worth reading and a book is different than a movie.  It’s more of an investment in time and characters which makes it harder to find good ones but more rewarding when you do. It’s been a while since I found a new book that really excited me.  Hard to think of one since Edenbrooke in 2012.  Sigh…

I honestly miss finding that book which takes you away from your problems and makes you feel special for knowing these characters and plot. It’s the best thing ever.

So please send me your recommendations and I will get reading again!

9 thoughts on “What Are You Reading?

  1. Sorry for your sleep problems. I can’t relate to that horrible situation of having only 2 hours, but I fell asleep at around 5 P.M. and woke up around 8 P.M. I fell asleep again a little past 1 A.M. and woke up past 5 A.M. So at least my body is ensuring I get around 8 hours of sleep, it’s just strange the way it insists on getting it.

    I’ve never heard of Edenbrooke. It’s difficult for me to really make recommendations because I have the same trouble with finding new books worth reading. I’m a slow reader, I don’t tend to go out of my way to find books, I generally choose those I do read carefully.

    At the moment I’m only reading The Book Thief and 11/22/63 by Stephen King. I can recommend that and The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart.

    1. Cool. I don’t know if you’d like Edenbrooke. Some might say it’s a girly book in the style of Jane Austen but I loved it (I personally hate such gender identifiers like girly). I’m actually a pretty fast reader but it’s just hard for me to find things worth reading. I’m a lot pickier about books than movies because movies are only 2 hours where books you live in the story longer. I like to listen on audiobook bc I can multitask.

      1. ” I’m a lot pickier about books than movies because movies are only 2 hours where books you live in the story longer. ”

        I agree, and that’s a large part of the reason why I prefer books to movies. It’s hard for me to find things worth reading, too, and I generally try to avoid anything I might dislike. Audiobooks I used to like but I didn’t feel I got the effect of A Wrinkle in Time simply listening to it years ago, and it was only when I actually read it recently that I managed to appreciate the full effect.

        I agree with you about hating gender identifiers! I love Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden, and Ella Enchanted. So who knows what I’d think of Edenbrooke? XD

        1. You should give it a shot. It’s a lot of fun and the male love interest is more developed and interesting than we typically get out of the genre. Great dialogue. I love it. 🙂 .

  2. Am currently reading Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. It’s a bit of a weird story with crazy characters, but I’m enjoying it so far.

    As for other books I’ve read lately that I would recommend, I really enjoyed The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, and the book of The Princess Bride (don’t know if you’ve already read that). If you have an e-reader, there’s a new book out called Akarnae by Lynette Noni: it has some similarities to Harry Potter and I found it a fun read.

      1. I like psychology, history, and travel – which is fortunate, because I do so much research for the novels I write. You can see covers for much of what I’ve been reading for the past several years on the “LIBRARY” pages at two of my sites (http://wp.me/P30cCH-80 and http://wp.me/4zV0n). I’ve also been reviewing books at The Passions of Patriots companion blog (see the right sidebar).

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